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'''Rupert Hughes''' (1872—1956) was an American novelist, film director, Academy Award|Oscar-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He was the brother of Howard R. Hughes, Sr. and uncle of billionaire Howard Hughes|Howard R. Hughes, Jr. His three volume scholarly biography of George Washington broke new ground in demythologizing Washington and was well received by historians. A staunch anti-Communist, in the 1940s he served as president of the American Writers Association, a group of anti-Communist writers.
Birth placeLancaster, Missouri, United States
Death date{{death date and age|1956|09|09|1872|01|31}}
Death placeLos Angeles, California, United States
Occupationnovelist, historian, Film director
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Notableworks''George Washington: The Human Being and the Hero'' (1926)
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